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Information Design, full stack

Often restricted to the sense of graphical processing of information, I consider Information Design in a broader sense that includes not only all questions related to representation of information, but also everything concerning structuring of information. To take a simple example, the creation of a bulleted list, often catalogued as a pure formatting issue also has to do with the meaning it brings to the representation, by structuring the information into a list. So much for the myth that the substance and form are separated.

e-tissage ?

electronic weaving of information.

In order to survive information overload, information workers (projects managers, researchers, journalists, authors, …) need to identify and represent the flows of information they deal with. These flows are like threads that need to be weaved together.

Welcome on my loom for electronic information !

e-tissage.net is about how Personal Information Management (PIM) tools and new ways of representing information with digital tools (visualisations, animations, interactions) can help professional who deal with ideas and information and produce documents. You’ll also find examples of digital documents I wrote, as weel as articles that expose some points of views about the changes lead by digital technologies.

Author Véronique Gendner alias v2belleville twitter StackOverflow

After studying languages (English, Mandarin) and a DEA in Computational Linguistics (NLPNatural Language Processing) at Paris VII, I worked at the LIMSI, CNRS where I researched morphosyntaxical categories for an automatic speech recognition system. I taught at university and for continuing education (French linguistics, algorithmics and data structures, text data analysis, advanced use of Excel).
Between 2007 and 2014, I carried out missions of data processing involving issues in analysing, structuring and representing information for several private companies.
In January 2015, I joined the Constances team that builds a cohort for epidemiological research. For this project, I wrote scripts for automatic data processing , conceived and built web applications, with a focus on solutions to structure and represent data, as well as what allows for easy input and adequate display (UI, EX).
In February 2020, I started a personal training and research period, on graphs databases and graphs visual representations.
From September 2020 to August 2021, I’m working at the French National Institute for Geographic Information (IGN) to build a graph database that incorporates a graph structured thesaurus and geographical information for the Choucas project (providing mountain rescue with needed information to localize victims calling for help)

NB: e-tissage.net posts are the result of usage experience, inquiries, analysis and users interviews as part of an ongoing work on information design.
e-tissage.net is not connected to any PIM tool editor. The reference to products with paying features is done with no counterpart from the editor. Should partnership be initiated, readers will be noticed of possible conflict of interest with this independent position.